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12 June 2018
2018 PANZ Book Design Awards shortlist announced

We are delighted to share our five books shortlisted for the 2018 PANZ Book Design Awards.

25 April 2018
Ransom Riggs announces new book!

Jacob Portman and the peculiars are back in Ransom Rigg’s new book, A Map of Days. 

26 February 2018
Becoming, Michelle Obama, 13 November 2018

Becoming, the memoir by Michelle Obama, to be published worldwide on 13 November 2018.

10 October 2017
New from E L James

E L James’s Darker: Fifty Shades Darker As Told By Christian to be published 28 November 2017.

22 June 2017
New from John Green

Turtles All the Way Down will publish 10 October 2017.

6 June 2017
NZ Book Awards for Children & YA 2017 Winners Announced

A huge congratulations to the winners of the 2017 NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults!

Extracts

The Sun Does Shine

There’s no way to know the exact second your life changes forever.

Finding

The September days are shorter and cooler now.

Transcription

‘Miss Armstrong? Miss Armstrong, can you hear me?’

Ash Arising

It's gutting how much can change in just four weeks.

The Water Cure

Once we have a father, but our father dies without us noticing.

Summer

That I have my own lawn sprinkler has never quite dawned on me

Articles

The Origins of Everything

David Christian explores our place in the continuum of the Universe.

Ruby Wax: Why I haven't made a New Year’s resolution

Comedian and mental health guru Ruby Wax recommends steering clear of life-altering new year's resolutions. Here's why...

The Magic Powers of Toys

Robert Dinsdale, author of The Toymakers, on the instinct of kindness and the power of toys.

7 things to know about the new James Bond book by Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz returns with Forever and a Day, the explosive prequel to Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale.
 

Six things you need to know about The President is Missing

President Bill Clinton and bestselling author James Patterson have teamed up to write the thriller of the year. It's all top secret, of course, but here's a quick peek behind the scenes...

Top Tips for Healthy Living

Inspirational blogger Makaia Carr shares her top tips for living your best life.

Recipes

Sticky Toffee Pudding

A rich and intense recipe for this classic British dessert from Nigella Lawson's At My Table.

Ginger and Walnut Carrot Cake

This ginger-spiked carrot cake from Nigella Lawson’s At My Table is perfect for teatime or dessert.

Veggie Soft Tacos

Veggie Soft Tacos from Family Favourites by Nadia Lim and Bargain Box.

Char-grilled Aubergine & Feta Rolls

These lovely aubergine rolls are from Rick Stein's The Road to Mexico.

Chocolate Orange Sherbet Slice

Chelsea's favourite sweet from her new book Eat. The silky richness of the chocolate fudgy part is balanced by the tart sherbet — a zing in every bite!

Victoria Sponge Cake

Delight friends and family with this Victoria sponge with strawberries and white chocolate cream from Ottolenghi’s Sweet.

Q&A

How to achieve a bright 2018

Anonymous author Hendrik Groen talks about the importance of bringing old age to people's attention, and how to achieve a bright 2018.
 

Q&A with Gregg Hurwitz

The bestselling author of Orphan X answers our quickfire questions.

Paula Hawkins Q&A

The Into the Water author on writing, remembering and day-to-day darkness.

Katherine Scholes Q&A

The bestselling author on her unyielding love affair with the African continent.

Morris Gleitzman Spills The Beans

Morris throws caution to the wind and answers all of your questions. . . 

Alice Campion Q&A

The Shifting Light author(s) on research, sequels and keeping plotlines on-track.

Activities

Mother's Day Giftwrap

Print your own Penguin gift wrap for your Mother's Day gift

The Unmourned Crossword

Settle down with a cup of eight down and test your skills. 

Where Should Your Next Adventure Be?

Take our World of Wanderlust-inspired quiz and find out.

Lolcatz Pub Quiz

Andrew Masterson’s Lolcatz, Santa, and Death by Dog facts exposed.

The Soldier’s Curse Crossword

Test your skills and meet Hugh Monsarrat.

Book Clubs

SHORT STORY CLUB – 6 SEPTEMBER 2018

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 6 September 2018

SHORT STORY CLUB – 26 JULY 2018

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 26 July 2018

SHORT STORY CLUB – 9 AUGUST 2018

Read the poems being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 9 August 2018

SHORT STORY CLUB – 12 JULY 2018

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 12 July 2018

SHORT STORY CLUB – 28 JUNE 2018

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 28 June 2018

Women in Sunlight Book Club Notes

Tuscany’s sunshine is the setting for this novel brimming with friendship and reflection – perfect for your next book club meeting.

Bonus

Colonial Tiny House - Manawatu

Many people know the Manawatu– Wanganui region only as a flat, green slice of provincial quietness that you drive through on the way from Wellington to the Central Plateau.

A Note from Monica

Start reading an exclusive animated extract of The Trip of a Lifetime.

Start a Book Club

Eight simple tips for getting your reading group up and running.

Enter the Red Wake

Join Kurt Johnson on his travels through the former Eastern Bloc.

Free Jack Reacher Short Story

An exclusive Lee Child short story to celebrate the release of No Middle Name.

Free Fiona McIntosh eBook

Download McIntosh’s story behind her novel, The Perfumer’s Secret.